Friday, June 09, 2006
Donald Richie Reader and Japan Journals reviewed in Japanese Language in Literature
Japanese Language and Literature reviews The Donald Richie Reader: 50 Years of Writing on Japan and The Japan Journals: 1947-2004:
To read these two publications is like diving for pearls. Dip into any part of them and you will surely find treasures about the cinema, literature, traveling, writing. The passages are evocative, erotic, playful, and often profound. Some of the illustrations are delightfully droll, like the one of Richie with Sophia Coppola, where it looks like she just bit into an umeboshi.